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GM1001 First Level German A 1

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 7
Planned timetable:3.00 pm

The module, which lays the foundation for study of German language and literature at university level, is designed for students of German as a foreign language. Two weekly language classes and self-access computer-assisted language practice aim to develop speaking, reading and writing skills and grammatical competence, using materials which cover aspects of contemporary German society and culture. Weekly lectures and seminars will give students an introduction to German studies. They will familiarise students with techniques of understanding and analysing a variety of texts - narrative, poetic and historical - as well as linguistic patterns and literature of the middle ages. Please note that this module is not designed for native or heritage speakers of German.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for all degrees involving German.

UG Pre-requisite(s):SCE Higher or A-Level German or equivalent
UG Modules required for:GM1002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 lecture, 1 seminar, 2 language classes, CALL classroom work and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 40
  • Guided independent study: 160

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 60%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Frau K Mericka
Module teaching staff:Team taught